Opinion FlashFebruary 13, 2003
Volume 9 Number 026
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Howard H. Vogel
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN PAUL HASSLER Court:TCCA Attorneys: Howard L. Upchurch, Pikeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Paul Hassler. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; William Edward Gibson, District Attorney General; and Gary McKenzie, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: TIPTON First Paragraph: The defendant, John Paul Hassler, appeals from the Cumberland County Criminal Court's revoking his probation that was ordered for his sentences for selling cocaine. He contends that the trial court abused its discretion in revoking his probation and ordering him to serve the remainder of his sentences in confinement. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/hasslerj.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SHERRY L. WILLIAMS Court:TCCA Attorneys: Steve McEwen, Mountain City, Tennessee (on appeal); Stephen M. Wallace, District Public Defender; and Leslie S. Hale, Assistant District Public Defender (at trial), for the Appellant, Sherry L. Williams. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Helena Walton Yarbrough, Assistant Attorney General; H. Greeley Wells, Jr., District Attorney General; and William Harper, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WITT First Paragraph: The defendant, Sherry L. Williams, pleaded guilty to 20 forgery charges and three charges of criminal impersonation, with a recommended effective sentence of seven years. The plea agreement provided that the trial court would determine the manner of service of the sentence. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court denied any form of alternative sentencing and ordered incarceration in the Department of Correction. From this determination, the defendant appeals. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/williamss.wpd
Charitable Lotteries: "For the Benefit of a 501(c)(3) Organization" Date: February 5, 2003 Opinion Number: 03-014 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP14.pdf
Net Proceeds of the State Lottery Date: February 10, 2003 Opinion Number: 03-015 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP15.pdf
Regulation of Mortgage Lending by Local Governments Date: February 11, 2003 Opinion Number: 03-016 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP16.pdf
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